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Yes, We Can! 40 Years of Winning Justice for Working Women

Linda Meric | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Linda Meric

The year was 1973. Women were starting to make great strides. Roe v. Wade made abortion a constitutional right; Captain Emily Howell Warner became the...

Hey Employers: If You Build It, Job Seekers With Disabilities Will Come

Barbara Otto | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Barbara Otto

People with disabilities are really the last frontier for workplace equality. They represent millions of working-age Americans who just happen to have a disability. And they're ready, willing and qualified to work.

Women's Rights and Inequality in America

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

There's the woman whose co-worker had to make a sign designating her as "Engineer" because, in meetings, people would assume she was a secretary. Another woman pipes up to say: "Even if I introduce myself as 'doctor,' male (particularly older male) parents of patients still refer to me as the nurse."

Restoring New York as a Leader in Women's Rights

Andrew M. Cuomo | Posted 08.04.2013 | New York
Andrew M. Cuomo

For too long New York's laws have not properly protected women's rights. These are significant problems, and big issues to tackle. But in New York, that's what we have always done.

Introducing Lilly Ledbetter: As Known (or Unknown) by Her Homefolks

Glen Browder | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Lilly Ledbetter never dreamed of being a feminist heroine; and she's not a politician. But she now finds herself at the forefront of the movement for gender pay equity and women's rights.

Equal Pay Day: Fairness for America's Women

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

Today, we recognize the progress we have made toward pay equality -- but too many women are still underpaid for the same or nearly the same work as men do.

WATCH: Lilly Ledbetter: Why The Wage Gap Is 'Even Worse' Today

Posted 02.01.2013 | Women

According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, women are making 77 cents for every dollar that men make with the gap even larger for African American and L...

4 Tips to Hire a More Diverse Workforce

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring great workers often means hiring a diverse staff of talented people. Using these tips, you can ensure your company is compliant with all EEOC guidelines while still hiring the very best. Shattering the glass ceiling can be as simple as being more mindful of your company's hiring practices.

WATCH: New Zealand's Powerful New Equal Pay Ad Campaign

Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.13.2012 | Women

Imagine a world where men are charged 10 percent more than women to park their cars just because they have penises. Sounds like gender discrimination,...

The Truth About Payday Loans

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

A payday loan may seem like a short-term fix, but it's ultimately just another expense. In today's economy there are no easy answers for low- to moderate-income Americans struggling to pay the bills, but what will clearly never work is adding another high-cost loan.

Family And Politics, Sister And Brother, Republican And Democrat

James Stack | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Stack

Some people may think it odd that the person I'm closest to in my family, my sister, is a Republican -- and not just any Republican. She has informed me of each time the Romneys have visited her home, and she told me that she will be with them in Boston on election night.

Women and the Vote in 2012

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

For those candidates looking to court women voters, focusing on the survival of programs that keep food on the table, provide medical care, ensure a fair and equitable workplace, and give women the deciding voice in their own reproductive health care choices is a good place to start.

Martha McSally: The Anti-Feminist

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Republican Congressional candidate Col. Martha McSally says she has been "fighting for women's rights and women's equality [her] whole life." McSally...

The Gender Gap Rules 2012 Election

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

Don't be fooled that the gender gap -- the measurable difference in the way women and men vote for candidates and in the way they view political issues -- is disappearing. To the contrary, it is driving the 2012 election.

Laura Bassett

Economists: Closing Gender Wage Gap Would Create 'Huge' Economic Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

When 24-year-old preschool teacher Katherine Fenton stood up at the second presidential debate and asked the candidates what they planned to do about ...

GOP Plans for Women? Empty Binders

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Watch the debates and learn more about EMILY's List's incredible pro-choice Democratic women. Because when you listen to what they have to say about things like healthcare access, equal pay, and economic security, your choice at the ballot box will be an easy one.

Why My Vagina Is Voting for Barack Obama

Hayley Krischer | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Hayley Krischer

Let's break it down to see if Mitt Romney can get your vote in the women's department over President Obama.

The Personal Is Political for Obama

Stephanie Li | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Li

Obama and Romney's opposing responses to workplace inequality and reproductive issues highlight the different role women have had in their lives.

The Real Problem with Romney's 'Binders' Blunder

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Paige Bradley Frost

Romney's comment was awkward, politically tone deaf and worse, misleading. Still, much of the reaction has been over-hyped and even silly, detracting from discussions of the meatier issues facing women and families and how the next President will tackle them.

Lilly Ledbetter and the High Court

Simon Lazarus | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Simon Lazarus

The Ledbetter case is not simply a story of how women are denied equal pay -- though it is certainly powerful on that front -- it is also a template for strategic action by progressives in fighting over the courts that could and should be scaled up and broadly deployed.

Romney's Bind on Pay Equity

Jason Stanford | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Mitt Romney launched a memorable meme when he said he had "binders of women," but his amusing turn of phrase shined a light on a horrible answer and a big problem. He doesn't support equal pay for women, and, gosh, he's trying so hard not to admit it.

In Debate, Romney Teases on Workplace Flexibility

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Morra Aarons-Mele

Cracking the glass ceiling isn't just about making sure women have opportunities to work and receive equal pay and fair treatment, it's about women and men taking on equal responsibilities in all areas of life.

A Binder Full of Memes

Alex Palombo | Posted 12.17.2012 | Media
Alex Palombo

As long as there are people with Photoshop skills, social media know-how and a twisted sense of humor, there will be political memes. And thank God -- sometimes it takes a picture of school supplies full of women to make you think about the issues.

Amanda Terkel

Todd Akin Opposed To Minimum Wage, Equal Pay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) isn't philosophically opposed to businesses paying men and women the same wages -- he just doesn't want the government to make ...

Presenting the Clear Choice for Women

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

When we told them about the Republicans' attempt to block the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which 71 percent of them said was a convincing reason to not vote Republican, one woman spoke for millions across the country when she asked, "What is this, the Stone Age?"